Former LTD Addict Speaks Out About FOMO (Today Only! Don’t Miss Out!)
Are lifetime deals smart buys, or a compulsive wallet-draining lottery?
From 2018–2021 my most visited website wasn’t any of the social media offerings — it was Appsumo.
Have a startup SaaS you need funding for? Appsumo is your platform. Want to get in on the ground floor and get lifetime access to the next big thing, with no monthly fees? Lifetime deals might just be the bargain of the century. You get all the good feels of supporting an underdog, in exchange for access to their product at no further cost — while they’re still in business, that is.
At the end of 2021 I found myself with 34 lifetime deals (LTDs) in my toolkit, and a distinct lack of satisfaction with most of my purchases.
How many of these tools am I using on a regular basis today, you might be wondering? Six! Though there’s another handful that I’m happy to have because it’s likely I’ll use them in the near future.
I know I’m not alone in this FOMO-driven compulsive buying. There’s a lack of measured, joined-up thinking going on here that needs to be examined.
What are we afrai…
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